A Woman’s Story
Directed by Azra Rashid · Canada, Bangladesh, Poland, Rwanda · 2015 · 56 min · English
In 1948, the United Nations defined genocide as acts committed with intent to destroy and cause bodily and mental harm to members of a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. This was triggered by the Holocaust and as an attempt to stop a genocide before it happened anywhere again. But what transpired during the Holocaust was repeated again – in Bangladesh in 1971, and in Rwanda in 1994.
A Woman’s Story looks at genocide from a temporal lens – 60, 40 and 20 years apart – and examines the survival, and physical and cultural continuity through the eyes of three women, putting women at the front and center of the narrative and transcending their victimization by highlighting their resilience and survival.
Sunday, April 22, 4 PM | The Berman Center for the Performing Arts